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by Kenneth Grahame
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LibriVox's Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame read by Adrian Praetzellis. The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism, and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary - I had to look up “asperities.” Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of English Minsters: Canterbury Cathedral Kent and Saint Paul's London by Elizabeth W. Grierson. Read in English by David Wales These simple stories of two of England’s greatest cathedrals were originally written for youth (1910) but adults will also enjoy them. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Canterbury Cathedral in Kent County are central to the story of England, especially church history though not exclusively so. Here are stories of great spiritual leaders,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, england, cathedral, canterbury cathedral, saint paul's cathedral
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Mudfog and Other Sketches by Charles Dickens. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Mudfog Papers was written by Victorian era novelist Charles Dickens and published from 1837–38 in the monthly literary serial Bentley's Miscellany, which he then edited. They were first published as a book as 'The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches. The Mudfog Papers relates the proceedings of the fictional 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything', a Pickwickian parody of the British...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Radio Programs
by Georges Simenon
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Dramatisation of four Maigret novels, with Nicholas Le Prevost as Maigret
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Radio Programs
by J B Priestley
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Dramatisation of Priestley's novel about a touring concert party. IMHO, not a patch on the 2002 BBC 3 part version here:  https://archive.org/details/GoodCompanionsThe
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Augusta Groner
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Librivox recording of The Case of the Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Augusta Groner, translated by Grace Isabel Colbron. Read by Dawn Larsen. The account of some adventures in the professional experience of a member of the Imperial Austrian Police. (from the text) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (49MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Joe Muller, mystery, detective story
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Radio Programs
by George Orwell
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Two part adaptation of George Orwell's "autobiographical" book (novel?) about his life in Paris and London, as a member of the dispossessed underclass. Setting aside the book's veracity, the dramatisation is good. A 10 part reading of the book is here:  https://archive.org/details/DownAndOutInParisLondon-Reading
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by BBCR4
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BBCR4 15 series containing 120 x 60-70 minute episodes Home Front Omnibus editions of the epic drama series tracking the fortunes of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War. Series 1: The Lost Boys Series 2: What Will You Do? Series 3: A New Deal Series 4: Where There's A Need Series 5: Whisky On The Other Side Series 6: Angels In All But Name Series 7: Moral, Medical, Family & Economic Series 8: Espionage &...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Frances E. Willard
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LibriVox recording of A Wheel Within A Wheel by Frances E. Willard. Read in English by annie70 Frances Willard was an influential campaigner and educator for social reforms, temperance and women's education, suffrage and empowerment, as shown in her motto "Do everything". She was a long-serving national president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU, also known as the "white ribbon" movement) and famous in many countries for her writings and speaking tours. This...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, bicycling for women, feminism, christian temperance movement
Knitting Magazines
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Patons 388 Vintage Toddler Knits
Topics: cast, row, needle, work, rows, sew, knit, size, continue, stitch, smooth fabric, inch underarm,...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com; The Popular Jazz Archive
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If you enjoy this collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Paul Whiteman 1920-1935 Complete Collection Part Two PART TWO T to Z See "Part One" for song titles beginning with letters A through S: Paul Whiteman...
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Topics: Paul Whiteman, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
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by John Muir
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LibriVox recording of My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. The journal of nature-lover John Muir who spent the summer of 1869 walking California’s Sierra Nevada range. From French Bar to Mono Lake and the Yosemite Valley, Muir was awestruck by everything he saw. The antics of the smallest “insect people” amazed him as much as stunted thousand-year old Juniper trees growing with inconceivable tenacity from tiny cracks in the stone. Muir spent the rest of...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, nature, travel, memoir, John Muir, Sierra Nevada
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox recording of The Jack-Knife Man by Ellis Parker Butler. Read in English by Roger Melin A lighthearted tale which revolves around old Peter Lane, who lives in a houseboat on the Mississippi River and mostly whiles away his time whittling with his jack-knife and not really doing much else. That is, until one night, a sickly woman knocks at his boat door holding her son in her arms. This encounter would change Peter's life, as the old man befriends little Buddy and is determined to keep...
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by Queensland Railways
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LibriVox recording of Tours in the South Coast District, by Queensland Railways, read by Timothy Ferguson An early booklet, designed to encourage tourism in the northern parts of New South Wales, and the southern parts of Queensland, particularly the area now in the Gold Coast. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, nonfiction, railways, touring
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Bradshaw-Smith, Gillian; Hanson, Bob
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Topic: Soft toy making
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by Samuel Phillips Day
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LibriVox recording of Tea: Its Mystery and History by Samuel Phillips Day. Read in English by BettyB; Kathleen Moore; Ruth P.; Jennifer Fournier Samuel Phillips Day traces the history of tea from Asia to England, exploring some of the romance of this treasured drink and its place in British culture. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, botany, china, tea, lo fong loh
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (version 4) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories that were originally illustrated by Sidney Paget. These are the first set of short stories that were published and followed the publishing of his first 2 novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. - Summary by David Clarke For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Crime
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LibriVox recording of Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century , by Edwin Benson. Read by Peter Yearsley. A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, pageantry and punishment. The author has an easy, rhythmic style which leaves the reader wanting to find out more. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, mediaeval, medieval, York, class, guilds, pageantry, punishment
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868
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Topic: Drawing -- Study and teaching
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by Anna (Annie) Allnutt Brassey
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LibriVox recording of A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam', Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months by Anna (Annie) Allnutt Brassey. Read in English by Dovie Cross; Kristine Bekere Mrs. Brassey, (in future, Lady Brassey) describes the events and sights of her family's voyage around in the world in 1876-1877 ( Dovie Cross) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, Japan, Suez, victorian, china, south Pacific, lady brassey
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by John Bell Bouton
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LibriVox recording of Round the Block by John Bell Bouton. Read by Grant Hurlock. In Round the Block (1864), John Bell Bouton, a newspaper editor who later became a travel writer, stirs together comedy and pathos to explore the schemes and dreams of the average and extraordinary people inhabiting and intermingling on a single New York City block. In the path of the novel's circumambulation lie mystery, romance, and a murder trial, as love-matches and fortunes are made and lost through...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Old Wives' Tale, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Andy Minter. The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, first published in 1908. It deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth, working in their mother's draper's shop, into old age. It is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Burslem and Paris....
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of Wheels of Chance, by H. G. Wells. The Wheels of Chance - A Bicycling Idyll follows the adventures of a Drapers Assistant who, having brought an ancient bicycle, sets off on a 2 week tour of the countryside. He encounters a Lady in Grey wearing rationals (bloomers). And his world will never be the same again. (Summary by annise) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, humor, bicyle, touring
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 13, Jan. 27, 1880 by Various. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker; BettyB; Diana Schmidt; Christine Lehman; Larry Wilson; rahulg1995; Bill Mosley Harper's Young People was an illustrated weekly publication for children containing delightful serialized stories, short stories, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, craft projects and more. This 13th issue of the serial, published on January 27, 1880, features an eclectic collection of stories...
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by Frank Gelett Burgess
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LibriVox recording of The Romance Of The Commonplace by Frank Gelett Burgess. Read in English by David Wales Thirty four whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, and entertaining essays about not much in particular, published in 1902, by one of the most popular writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The American Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist. Nonsense verse (none in this collection) was a specialty. - Summary by David Wales For...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, essay, twentieth century
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by David Masters
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of Excavation by David Masters. Read in English by Steven Seitel The Romance of Excavation: A Record of the Amazing Discoveries in Egypt, Assyria, Troy, Crete, etc., with Twenty-Nine Illustrations, by David Masters (Charles Edwin Brand, 1883-1965). From the Foreword: "In the following pages I have sought to reveal some of the romance of excavation, to tell the fascinating story of the men who have gone out into the desert places and dug up long-lost cities...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, archaeology, ancient ruins
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by Arthur Henry Patterson
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LibriVox recording of Man and Nature on the Broads by Arthur Henry Patterson. Read in English by TND From its man-made origins as a consequence of medieval peat excavations, the Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk have evolved into a natural ecosystem, providing habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna (some of which are unique to the Broads area), as well as a means of livelihood for the inhabitants of this region. In the company of the book’s author, a self-taught lifelong naturalist and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, Suffolk, social history, sailing, norfolk, rivers, east anglia, the...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. - Summary by Simon Evers For...
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by Andrew Carnegie
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LibriVox recording of the Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie, by Andrew Carnegie. Read by William Tomcho. This autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among his many accomplishments and philanthropic works, he was an author, having written, besides this autobiography, Triumphant Democracy (1886; rev. ed. 1893), The Gospel of Wealth, a...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Industry, Business, Biography
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade
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LibriVox recording of Our Little German Cousin by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade. Read in English by Claudia Salto This book is part of the "Our Little Cousin" series, written for North American children to tell them about their 'cousins' from other parts of the world. Embark on a journey to 19th Century Germany with Bertha, Gretchen and Hans. They live in a toy-making village in the Black Forest. Learn about their work and customs; get to know facts and lore, hear about architecture,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Germany, children's life in other countries, little cousin series
LibriVox recording of Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations, in Egypt and Nubia by Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Read in English by David Wales Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his removal to England of the seven ton bust of Ramesses II, the clearing of sand from the entrance of the great temple at Abu Simbel, the discovery and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, memoir, egypt, nineteenth century, archaeology, pyramids, temples,...
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by Johann David Wyss
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Librivox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. Read by Mark F. Smith. The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe,...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by John Billings
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LibriVox recording of Hardtack and Coffee by John Billings. Read in English by Maria Kasper; Greg Giordano Hard Tack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life (1887) is a memoir by John D. Billings, a veteran of the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery Battery in the American Civil War. Hard Tack and Coffee is not about battles, but rather about how the common Union soldiers of the Civil War lived in camp and on the march. It covers the details of regular soldier life, including...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, American civil war, army life, 19th century, soldier memoir
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Travel Stories Retold From St. Nicholas by Various. Read in English by David Wales St. Nicholas was a popular magazine aimed at young folks in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. Its articles were usually well-written and often by authors who became famous later on. This collection of articles published in 1920, aimed at the youth market, can be easily enjoyed by adults as well. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, exploration
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by Tickner Edwardes
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LibriVox recording of The Bee-Master of Warrilow by Tickner Edwardes. Read in English by Steve C. "Is it true that a bee can only sting once?" I asked him, as he bent again over the crocus beds. He laughed. "What would be the good of a sword to a soldier," he said, "if only one blow could be struck with it? It is certainly true that the bee does not usually sting a second time, but that is only because you are too hasty with her. ...But now watch how the thing works...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nature, bees, apiary, bee keeping
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox recording of An Outback Marriage by Andrew Barton Paterson. Read in English by Arrowhead Aussie A ROLLICKING YARN FROM AN AUSTRALIAN LEGEND Banjo Paterson is our best known and most loved bush poet. Less well known, but no less captivating, are his warm and funny novels about Australian life. An Outback Marriage tells of a young Englishman on a tour of the colonies, who gets more than he bargained for when he sets out to find the heir to a fortune. This is the story not of one marriage...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, australia, bush, outback
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 057 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Natural cataclysm is the subject of several readings: the 1899 Alaskan earthquake, which uplifted cliffs at Yakutat Bay 47 feet; a terrifying forest fire in Northern Wisconsin in 1899; the fiery sunsets which followed the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883; a storm at sea which sank the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Alaska, shipwreck, Reflection, volcano, painting, earthquake, glacier,...
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by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
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LibriVox recording of Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji. Read in English by Adrian Praetzellis The adventures of an Indian boy and his beloved elephant. Born near Calcutta, Mukerji won the Newbury Medal for children's fiction. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, animals, India, elephant stories
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by Isabella L. Bird
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LibriVox recording of Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Availle. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831 – 1904) was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, travel, memoirs, Japan, Asia, History, Nature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sax Rohmer
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LibriVox recording of The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu, by Sax Rohmer. Read by FNH. The first of the Fu-Manchu novels, this story follows the two characters who are set against the machinations of the insidious doctor.(Summary by FNH) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ....
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, fiction, adventure, mystery, fu-manchu
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Percival Christopher Wren
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LibriVox recording of Cupid in Africa by Percival Christopher Wren. Read in English by Kevin Green. Bertram Greene, brilliant student, aesthete, intellectual and shy, decides to make his military father proud of him at last and joins the colonial Indian Army Reserve as a second Lieutenant at the start of Great War. Feeling a complete fish out of water, he is dispatched to India without any training whatsoever, and is expected to take charge of a company of native soldiers. He is then posted to...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, adventure, humour, africa, WW1, World War One, action, british army
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by Robert Smith Surtees
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by Robert Smith Surtees. Read in English by Kevin Green Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour is a delightful comic satire of the fox-hunting fraternity of the mid 19th Century. Surtees takes great pleasure in creating comic personalities and dialogue and resembles the later Pickwick Papers of Dickens, whose style may well have been influenced by Surtees. The story follows the eponymous Soapy Sponge, a Victorian freeloader and confidence trickster, who...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, travel, fox hunting
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by Frank Stockton
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LibriVox recording of Pomona's Travels, by Frank Stockton. Read by Sibella Denton. Pomona and Jone of Rudder Grange fame travel to England and Scotland. Along the way, Pomona tangles with wild pigs, haymaking, hotels great and small, Pullman cars, comparison-makers, and a Duchess. She makes two matches and – in her usual, unorthodox way – stag hunts and attends a knighting. Pomona is as hilarious as ever, if a bit more rounded off on the edges. (Summary by Sibella Denton) For further...
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by James Stonehouse
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LibriVox recording of Recollections of Old Liverpool by a Nonagenarian by James Stonehouse. Read in English by Phillip J Mather; DrPGould; BettyB These reflections of a 93 year old Liverpudlian provide a unique view of life in late 19th to mid19th century Liverpool. They were transcribed as they were related by him and, as a result this narrative has the ring of authenticity to it and is enlivened by many colorful anecdotes. Published first in a local magazine in Liverpool, they drew sufficient...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, non-fiction, memoir, autobiography, england, city, recollections,...
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by Alexis Soyer
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LibriVox recording of Pantropheon by Alexis Soyer. Read in English by Lynne T; Lynda Marie Neilson; Bill Mosley; Sheila; Kate Follis; GentleJim; Gloria Keawe; Corrinne LePage; Elanor; DrPGould; Gillian Hendrie; Steve C Soyer was a 'celebrity chef', devising innovations such as water-cooled refrigerators and adjustable temperature ovens. He developed many popular recipes and catered for 2000 guests at Queen Victoria's coronation celebration. He had a social conscience and donated a penny for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, food, agriculture, cooking, dining
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Read by Bob Neufeld. Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that end in an ironic turn of events. ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction, short stories, Grimm, Grimms' Fairy Tales
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by Mary Elizabeth Hawker
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LibriVox recording of Mademoiselle Ixe by Mary Elizabeth Hawker. Read in English by David Wales This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscript had been previously rejected by many publishers. The heroine is a governess in an English country house. The mystery is cleverly handled, and the artistic treatment showed a delicacy and refinement which were uncommon in English writers of short stories. The...
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by Ford Madox Ford; Violet Hunt
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LibriVox recording of The Desirable Alien at Home in Germany by Ford Madox Ford; Violet Hunt. Read in English by Barbara Baker A travel journal of a year the author spent in Germany. With a preface and two additional chapters by her partner, the novelist Ford Madox Ford (here using the surname Hueffer). - Summary by barbara2 For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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by Basil King
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LibriVox recording of The Empty Sack by Basil King. Read in English by Simon Evers The book follows the fortunes of Jennie Follett, a New York artist’s model, and Teddy, her brother. After their father’s dismissal from his lowly position in the bank and his subsequent death, the family struggles financially. In desperation, Teddy steals money from the bank where he also works, with disastrous consequences. Jennie meanwhile agrees to marry Bob Collingham, a member of a seriously rich banking...
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by Hendrik van Loon
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon. Read by Michelle Crandall and Kara Shallenberg. Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states. Richly illustrated with drawings by...
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Cruise of the Dazzler by Jack London. Read in English by Robert Keiper Young Joe Bronson, caught between poor grades and his father's threats of military school, runs away from home. He joins the crew of a sloop named the Dazzler, but quickly figures out his captain, Pete Le Maire (nicknamed "French Pete") frequently engages himself and those at his command in criminal activity. Will Joe be able to escape this unwanted and dangerous new life at sea? Published...
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by Julie de Marguerittes
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LibriVox recording of The Ins and Outs of Paris or Paris by Day and Night by Julie de Marguerittes. Read in English by Celine Major Paris has been often described, by travelers, by artists, by savants, by friends and by enemies, yet it was after reading most of the works descriptive of Paris that I felt how much there was still to be written, if not about Paris, at least about the Parisians. (excerpt from the book) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of My School Days, by E. Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories about teachers, fellow pupils, the things that scared her most as a child (and even as an adult) and a vivid account of the best summer of her childhood. Summary by Cori Samuel. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Lord Thomas Cochrane
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LibriVox recording of Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 2 by Lord Thomas Cochrane. Read in English by Timothy Ferguson This second volume of the biography of Lord Cochrane deals with his fall from grace, imprisonment for debt, loss of honours, and attempts to clear his name. It has had a marked influence on naval fiction, most obviously on some of the novels by Patrick O'Brian. - Summary by Timothy Ferguson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Agatha Christie
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Another case for Hercule Poirot, dramatised by Michael Bakewell and directed by Enyd Williams. When Ariadne Oliver, the mystery novelist, summons Poirot to join her at a country house in Devon, he is respectful enough of her intuition to do so immediately. When she tells him, however, that she is at Nasse House to stage a Murder Hunt at a fate, he is at first concerned that she is wasting his time. But it is not long before he realises that Mrs. Oliver's fears are fully justified....
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by Agatha Christie
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Carla Lemarchant was just five when her mother Caroline was accused and convicted of poisoning her father - the famous painter Amyas Crale - and she dies in jail. Carla is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in Canada. Only when she turns 21, does she discover her family history in a letter from Caroline denying her husband's murder. But if Carla's mother didn't kill Amyas Crale, who did? Desperate to find out the truth, Carla seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. But this is a formidable...
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by Agatha Christie
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Ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam hears about a series of murders from a dotty old lady he meets on a train. Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson Episode 1 Ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam doesn't believe little old Miss Pinkerton when she tells him that she's off to Scotland Yard to report a serial killer on the loose in her quiet English village. But he's soon forced to reconsider. Episode 2 Luke Fitzwilliam can no longer believe that so many deaths in the tiny village of Wychwood-under-Ashe are a...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Valley of Fear (Version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke Receiving a mysterious cypher message from a Fred Porlock, apparent agent of the infamous Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson set about deciphering the message, taking them into the mysterious murder of John Douglas. The connection between the murder and the message from Porlock creates the basis for this new Sherlock mystery, the last novel written by Doyle featuring the famous...
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by George William Askinson
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LibriVox recording of Perfumes and their Preparation by George William Askinson. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; elham; Mayah; DrPGould; April Walters; aniroo; Brandon Weston; Lynne T; Robert Ray; Kathleen Moore Most of us take for granted the sense of smell. It gives pleasure, warning, anticipation and a sense of nostalgia. People have used perfumes since the days of Ancient Persia and Egypt in order to improve their personal smell. In this work, Askinson traces the history of...
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LibriVox recording of Ruth of Boston: A Story of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, by James Otis. Read by Laura Caldwell. James Otis wrote a series of books depicting life in the new colonies, written from a child's point of view. Ruth of Boston is the story of 12 year old Ruth, coming from London to live in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It gives accounts of what a girl's daily life might have been like during the beginnings of this colony. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of A year amongst the Persians; impressions as to the life, character, and thought of the people of Persia, received during twelve month's residence in that country in the years 1887-8, by Edward Granville Browne. Edward Granville Browne (1862 – 1926), born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and books of academic value, mainly in the areas of history and literature. His works are respected for their...
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by Agnes von Blomberg Bensly
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LibriVox recording of Our Journey to Sinai, by Agnes von Blomberg Bensly. Read by Sue Anderson. Fortress-walled Saint Catherine's monastery on the Sinai peninsula has been a pilgrimage site since its founding by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. According to tradition, the monastery sits at the base of the mountain where Moses received the Tablets of the Law. Set in rugged country, accessible in times past only by a many days journey by camel across barren desert, the...
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by Harriet T. Comstock
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LibriVox recording of Janet of the Dunes, by Harriet T. Comstock. Read by Roger Melin. Known primarily for her children's books, Harriet T. Comstock would occasionally depart from that genre and showcase her writing talent in adult prose as well. Janet of the Dunes is one such departure wherein she masterfully takes us into the lives of the bold men and women who tended those life saving stations along the seaboard which many a ship relied upon for their safety. They were simple people, large...
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by William Henry Hudson
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LibriVox recording of Idle Days in Patagonia by William Henry Hudson. Read in English by Kevin W. Davidson. Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period of idleness to recover, hence the title of the book. It's not just a work of ornithology, but a personal memoir of the people and natural history of Patagonia. (Summary by Kevin Davidson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Lord Thomas Cochrane
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LibriVox recording of Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1, by Lord Thomas Cochrane. Read by Timothy Ferguson. This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the development of naval fiction as a genre. Marryat sailed with Cochrane, while later writers borrowed incidents from this biography for their fictions. Most notable among these is Patrick O'Brian, three of whose novels have clear parallels to incidents in...
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by Sōseki Natsume
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LibriVox recording of Botchan, by Sōseki Natsume. Read by Availle. Botchan is the story of a young math teacher from Tokyo whose very first assignment takes him to a middle school in the country side. His arrival there is not very lucky: The pupils are bound to test his perseverance and cheerily comment every one of his perceived missteps. In the teacher's room, he soon finds himself in the middle of an intrigue between the jovial "Porcupine" and the fat "Hubbard Squash" on...
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by Joseph Munk
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LibriVox recording of Arizona Sketches, by Joseph Munk. Read by Bellona Times. An introduction to Arizona from approximately a century ago. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (115MB)
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by Mrs. Robert Hoskins
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LibriVox recording of Clara A. Swain, M.D. by Mrs. Robert Hoskins. Read in English by Larry Wilson This is a brief biography of Clara A. Swain, M.D. who is regarded as the "first Medical Missionary to the Women of the Orient." She graduated from the Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia and was sent out to India where she eventually came to be in the service of royalty. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by E. M. Delafield
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LibriVox recording of Consequences by E. M. Delafield. Read by Caroline Driggs. Set in late Victorian England, “Consequences” follows the life of Alexandra Clare, a girl born into an upper class Catholic London family. Raised from birth for the privileged life of a wife and mother, Alexandra never quite fits in with her or her family’s expectations and fails at seemingly everything she tries – school, the marriage market, family life. (Summary by Caroline Driggs) For further...
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LibriVox recording of Frostiana: or a history of the River Thames in a frozen state by George Davis. Read in English by Lewis Fletcher The frost fair of 1814 began on 1 February, and lasted four days. A printer named George Davis published a 124-page book, "Frostiana; or a History of the River Thames in a Frozen State". The entire book was type-set and printed in Davis's printing stall, which had been set up on the frozen Thames. The book is a written history of London's frost fairs,...
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by Susanna Moodie
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LibriVox recording of Roughing It in the Bush, by Susanna Moodie. Read by Moira Fogarty. 'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in...
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by Tickner Edwardes
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LibriVox recording of The Lore of the Honey-Bee by Tickner Edwardes. Read in English by Steve C. The sun shines — you know it has always shone, changeless as Time itself. With such a faith — unfounded and therefore incontestable — I came under the glow of one brave June morning, threading field after field of blossoming clover until I stood at the gate of the bee-garden over against the hill. I raised the latch of the gate. Its sharp click drew to its full lean height a figure at the end...
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by John Howell
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, by John Howell. Read by James K. White. This work was the true story of Alexander Selkirk (1676 to December 13, 1721), a Scottish sailor who was employed in a number of different trades during his early life. As a young man, Selkirk learned the skills of tanning and shoemaking, and later became a buccaneer (a government-sanctioned pirate) on the Cinque Ports, working his way up to the position of ship's sailing master or...
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